Trudeau to meet Pence at Americas summit in Lima: PMO

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The funding from the State Department and USAID will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the U.N. agency responsible for assisting refugees and displaced persons, and is meant to help Venezuelans who have fled to Brazil and Columbia.

Quoted by the Bolivian Agency of Information, Alessandri indicated such assertion is appreciated this year with an interfering attitude shown by the exclusion of Venezuela to the eighth edition of the Summit, for having a democratic government elected by the people's will.

Pence is in Lima for an global summit.

In a series of meetings with Latin American leaders, Pence plans to promote good governance and democratic institutions and urge allies to maintain pressure on Maduro.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US Vice President Mike Pence plan to meet on Saturday on the sidelines of a Summit of the Americas in Peru to discuss ties frayed by NAFTA renegotiations and border tensions.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met with a Cuban opposition leader along the sidelines of an global summit in Peru.

Mexico's president says "the door is open" for the United States to join a Pacific Rim trade deal that was initially rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump.

It will be the first meeting between the two leaders.

The United States remains very concerned about the struggle Venezuelan citizens face every day to meet their families' basic needs.

Trump had been scheduled to attend the Americas summit but decided this week to send Pence instead so he could remain in the United States to focus on formulating a USA response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria last weekend.

Antonio Ledezma, the former mayor of Caracas, pleaded with Pence through a translator to bolster sanctions against Maduro, asking for "not only humanitarian aid but humanitarian intervention".

The deal was meant to create a sweeping trade bloc and help counterbalance China's economic influence. The Summit of the Americas intends to continue strengthening the bonds which unite the area; and which may turn the continent into one of the most important markets in the world, by affording stability to the region, and furthering the development of growing markets.

Speaking on background, Canadian officials said they expect the meeting to focus on NAFTA and the benefits of free trade for all three North American nations.